The Competent Communication Manual consists of ten projects each strengthening different areas.
- Ice Breaker – Begin speaking before an audience and discover the communication skills you already possess.
- Organise Your Speech – How to structure your speech so that is easily understood by your audience.
Get To The Point – Know the purpose of your speech and what you would like the audience to do after it is finished.
How To Say It – Words have power so use them effectively to clearly and concisely convey your message.
Your Body Speaks – Are your facial expressions, hand movements and eye contact congruent with the words in your speech?
Vocal Variety – Listening to a speaker that doesn’t vary their tone, pace or volume can be tedious, ensure these effectively to enhance your message.
- Research Your Topic – By including anecdotes, stories and statistics you can bring your speech alive and make it more credible.
Get Comfortable With Visual Aids – When used correctly visual aids enable an audience to understand complex ideas and retain the message you’re conveying.
Persuade With Power – The ability to persuade others is a powerful skill. By using logic, emotion and adding a good structure to your speech you are more likely to engage and take action.
Inspire Your Audience – Challenge your audience to make changes, make them enthused and inspire them personally, professionally and emotionally.